How can more resolution mean worse images

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Jayhay
Jayhay Forum Member • Posts: 65
How can more resolution mean worse images
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Please don't flame me out of the room but I have read a great deal of reviews saying that the high resolution of the D800 means that you will need to employ your best technique, implement higher shutter speeds and bring your very best lenses otherwise you will notice more blurring than with your lower sensor cameras.

But how can this be?

It doesn't make sense to me. If you have a poor lens and poor technique, and slow speeds you will lose sharpness irrespective of the recording device? Put a poor lens on an 36MP sensor - how is it physically/optically possible that a higher resolution sensor would record poorer quality pictures?

I understand that you might be able to *see* the effect of motion blur or a "soft" lens but at a final production size how could the higher MP be worse?

Can someone clever explain please?

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